‘Texts From Your Existentialist’ is the perfect solution to your Instagram ennui

Texts From Your Existentialist invites you to wallow.

Feb 29, 2020, 6:52 pm*

Internet Culture

Nayomi Reghay 

Nayomi Reghay

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If scrolling through social media has ever sent you into an existentialist tailspin, you’re not alone. Let’s face it—we’ve all felt the awful twinge of FOMO. April Eileen Henry, a Los Angeles artist and poet, has a unique approach to coping with it: embracing that void.

Henry’s Instagram account, Texts From Your Existentialist, contains zero selfies and nary a party. Instead, the account provides a steady stream of art and text mashups, with Henry pairing masterpieces from the worlds of film and art with text bubbles of eloquent melancholy.

The results are witty as hell.

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You can't gaze with us w/ #VojtěchPreissig.

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I'm bad for me w/ #FrederickCarlFrieseke.

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Henry’s brilliant creations might just be the perfect antidote to all the ennui that ails you. You can even order prints of her work on her website.

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*First Published: Sep 28, 2015, 3:45 pm